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Come to the Writing Center

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The Writing Center is Open!

The Augsburg Writing Center offers both online and in-person tutoring. Skilled students will work with you one-on-one at whatever stage of writing you are in – the idea-development stage, the drafting stage, and the revision stage – and can show you how to choose an appropriate essay topic, how to develop a thesis statement and paragraphs, how to revise your essay, or assist with any other writing needs you may have. Tutors will be alert listeners and ask questions, and will not judge or evaluate the work in progress. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Located on the second floor (across from Advising) of the Lindell Library in person (drop-in only): Sunday 5-8pm and Monday- Thursday 2-8pm
Online (appointment needed): Sunday-Thursday 6-8pm

Apply for Christensen Scholars: Explore Christian Community & Vocation

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The Christensen Scholars Program is a small group of ten academically accomplished students who share an interest in the theological and practical exploration of Christian community and vocation. The experience promises to be intellectual, communal, theological, dialogical, challenging, and practical.

– Develop a deeper understanding of your own vocation in a caring community.
– Create a deeper sense of belonging among your peers.
– Learn new ways to live out your faith on a daily basis within the community.
– Experience a remote retreat center in the middle of winter in the mountains.
– Receive a $2,000 scholarship to cover your tuition.
– All-expenses-paid pilgrimage to Holden Village Retreat Center in the Cascade mountains.
– 4 upper division Religion credits (can be used toward your major or minor)


Ramadan Panel: TODAY

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Join us for a student-led panel discussion on how to support student practices during Ramadan. Professor Najeeba Syeed will moderate the discussion. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Interfaith Institute, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Campus Ministry, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and the President’s Office.

Date: February 22, 2024 (TODAY!)
Time: 4-5 pm
Location: Science 123

CTL asks faculty/staff members to pre-register for Faculty Development events when possible. Day-of and on-site registration are still welcome.

Faculty/staff, please register here:

Interfaith Scholars: Apply by March 1

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We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Interfaith Scholar cohort.

Interfaith Scholars is a yearlong student cohort that engages students as partners in ongoing interreligious dialogue and action by exploring methods and best practices for talking about religion/spirituality/worldview in a diverse democracy. Students will engage in community service learning and interfaith events as well as learn from guest speakers from religious communities, business professionals, and other leaders from across sectors. Students accepted into the Interfaith Scholars program receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The cohort meets for the full academic year as a credit based course on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm. Professor Najeeba Syeed is the primary instructor.

Students from every religious tradition and students without a connection to a religious tradition are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Applications are due Friday, March 1.

Religious Diversity & Belonging in the Classroom: Wednesday, 2/28/24, 3:40-5 p.m.

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Description: Increasingly questions of religious identity have become a part of the DEI landscape in higher education. Join us for this interactive workshop as we explore how one might handle a range of topics, including religious accommodation and hot button issues around religion.

Facilitators: Najeeba Syeed, Matt Maruggi, & Shayna Sheinfeld, Religion Department Faculty

Location: Zoom
Meeting ID: 977 6695 0974 Passcode: 918907

Religious Diversity & Belonging RSVP

Fostering Campus Cultures of Learning, Belonging, and Thriving: Wednesday, 2/28/24, 1 p.m.

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Location: Zoom webinar

Facilitators: CIC/ Belong, featuring Elon University President Emeritus Leo Lambert, in addition to Peter Felton and Isis Artze-Vega who co-authors, Connections Are Everything.

Description: For five decades, research has demonstrated that student connections with faculty, peers, and staff are critical to learning, identity, persistence, and success during and after college. This is doubly true for first-generation students and students of color. But institutions have not always prioritized student relationships in their mission, reward structures, and strategic plans. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with students, faculty, and staff, we will illuminate how institutional leaders at all levels can 1) foster institutional cultures that prioritize relationship-building and 2) assist students in developing practical strategies to build the constellations of relationships that will help them learn, belong, and thrive.

Belong Workshop Registration

Navigate Training: Monday, 2/26/24, 10:40-11:40 a.m.

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Navigate is student success software that guides students through the Augsburg experience. It allows staff and faculty to fully support a student by creating a coordinated care network. This one hour workshop will provide an introduction to faculty and staff use of this tool prior to the spring mentoring campaigns and midterm progress reporting. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to this workshop.

Location: Marshall Room

Facilitator: Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Associate Dean of Advising, Registration & Student Success

Navigate Training 2/26/24 RSVP

Nominations Due March 1: Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

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Augsburg annually recognizes faculty that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment in one of three categories: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. All full-time faculty who have been employed at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for the awards. Additionally adjunct faculty who have taught at Augsburg for at least three years are eligible for a Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award.

Any member of the Augsburg Community (faculty student, staff, etc.) may nominate a person for these awards. For more information on the process and requirements of nominators, please see the individual nomination forms on the page linked below.

Nominations are open until March 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Faculty Distinguished Contribution Awards

TODAY: Fulbright Info Session – Get Funded to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad

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Learn about a life-changing opportunity!

URGO is hosting an online Fulbright Info session on Thursday, February 22nd at 5-6:15 PM

– Hear from Fulbright staff about fully funded opportunities for U.S. citizens to travel and pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English.
– Learn about the types of Fulbright awards, application components and tips, and get your
questions answered.
– Join a special Augsburg breakout session with Dixie Shafer, our campus Fulbright Program Advisor, to learn more about the application process.

For more information about the program check out the Fulbright website:

If you have any questions or can’t attend the session, please contact

Register for Fulbright Info Session

General Announcements

New Staff Positions This Week (2)

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The following Augsburg Staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

02/19/2024: Program Manager TRIO – Student Support Services
02/15/2024: Director of Leadership Gifts, StepUP

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ShareShop Spring Open Hours

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Hey Everyone! ShareShop will be officially opening next week. We will be open on Mondays 9-11 AM, 12-5 PM, Tuesday 1-4 PM, Wednesday 12-5 PM, Thursday 1-4 PM and Friday 12-5 PM. Come visit! We’re located in Science Hall 8B. You can find free furniture, clothes, room decor, kitchen equipment, school supplies, and more! Feel free to follow our instagram for updates @Sustainable_AugsburgU

Undergrads: Chance for a $50 Gift Card – Take Our Survey

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My name is Dean Harris, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University. I am conducting this study as partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree, with Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith as my advisor.

You are being invited to participate in a research study on investigating influences of intrapersonal factors on the relationship between casual sex and mental health. Our study focuses on experiences of casual sex in individuals who identify as single or recently single (i.e., have not been in a relationship longer than one month). As such, if you indicated you were in a relationship for longer than one month, you do not meet our study eligibility criteria. We respect and appreciate individuals in various types of relationships, including open or ethically non-monogamous ones, but our current study’s scope is limited to investigating casual sex in those who identify as single (or recently single). If you agree to this study, I will ask you to complete a survey via Qualtrics. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. After completing all the survey questions, you will be invited, if you wish, to provide contact information to enter in the raffle to win one of three $50 gift card prizes, and/or emailed the results at the end of the study’s conclusion.

If you have any questions now or later, you may contact me, Dean Harris at 612-239-2534 or You can also contact my advisor, Dr. Patricia Hopkins-Smith at 612-330-1567 or If you contact me or my advisor, understand that your anonymity cannot be guaranteed; however, if you decide to participate, your data will not be connected to your name. If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or want to discuss problems/complaints about the research study, send an email to

Dean Harris
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology Department at Augsburg University

Survey Link

CLASS Student Survey and Chance for $50 Gift Card

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If you’re a student who receives support from the CLASS office we’d like your feedback! Complete a brief online survey about the CLASS Office and your campus experiences relative to accessibility AND email a screenshot of the completion screen to for a chance to receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Follow these steps:
1. Access and complete the survey at this link:
2. After you click “submit”, send a screenshot of your completion page to to be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

For questions/to request an accommodation contact

CLASS Values Faculty Feedback — Take Our Survey

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The CLASS Office needs your feedback! CLASS in conjunction with the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) is conducting a program evaluation. We are especially interested in your thoughts on ways we are doing well and how we could be a better resource for you and how we can improve our effectiveness in serving students. Completion of the survey takes approximately 15 minutes.

Complete a brief online survey on your observations/experiences with our office at this link:

For questions/to request an accommodation contact

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

Thank you!

Sad News about Former Faculty Member Warren Kattke

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Former Augsburg University faculty member, Warren Kattke, died peacefully on February 6, 2024. Before teaching computer science at Augsburg from 1999 – 2006, Warren worked at these Minnesota companies: Malt-O-Meal, Land O’Lakes and 3M. His full obituary is here ( Arrangements are being made for a gathering to celebrate his remarkable life at a later date.

Seeking Photoshoot Student Volunteers Over Spring Break

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The marketing and communication department is seeking students to participate in a photoshoot around campus over spring break (March 13–15). The time commitment will be roughly 1–2 hours maximum. Photos can be used for print materials, websites, social media, and other marketing and communication efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering to be in photos for Augsburg University, please fill out the Media Sign-Up Form. Volunteers will will be emailed by the marketing and communications department the week of March 4 to confirm scheduling.

Sign up today!

Event Announcements

Interfaith Symposium: March 7

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Join Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute for our 2nd annual Interfaith Symposium. The Interfaith Symposium is an invitation to learn more about religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity. Keynote speaker Manu Meel will speak to this year’s theme of Building Trust in Divisive Times. As CEO of BridgeUSA, Manu is leading the largest and fastest growing student movement to bridge our differences.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm*
Location: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
*class times will be adjusted so that students/faculty/staff can attend

The symposium will be livestreamed. To register for livestreaming and to learn more about the symposium, visit:

Career Exploration Day Is Around the Corner

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Career Exploration Day is a required event for first-year undergraduate students who started at Augsburg in fall semester 2023 or spring semester 2024. Students will explore potential majors and the various career opportunities associated with each major, set career goals and competencies they would like to develop, link their long-term goals with academic planning, and meet with faculty to help assist with their goals.

All classes prior to 5pm on February 27, 2024, will be canceled to ensure that first-year students are able to attend this event.

Career Exploration Day Schedule

Medicare 101 Webinar on 2/27

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We invite you to join the Human Resources team on Tuesday, February 27 from 8-9 am for an informative presentation about the A, B, C, and D’s of Medicare by TLC Insurance Group. This live Medicare webinar will provide an overview of how Medicare works, when to enroll, Medicare options, penalties, the variety of plan types, 2024 updates and much more. General questions can be entered into the chat, and answered as time permits. Specific or personal situation questions will be answered privately by the host. Medicare beneficiary assistance, guidance, and evaluation is provided at no cost to our employees and their families.

Join via Zoom here!

Assessment Day: Lucheon & Data Crunchin’

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Please join the Directors of the Center for Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience, and Assessment for discussions on Tuesday, February 27th from 11am – 1pm in the Marshall Room, Christensen Center. No classes are in session at this time, so we hope you can join us for a lively lunchtime discussion.

First we’ll explore a selection of data related to student retention, including AugSem performance indicators and responses institutional surveys, to foster a discussion on solutions to support student academic progress.

After lunch, we will consider the university’s use of data and analytics to inform decisions. We will discuss recent efforts to advance our assessment practice, data governance, data access, and analytical support, as we approach our upcoming HLC accreditation review.

RSVP to the event here

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching on February 29 at 10 a.m.

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You are invited to the 7th Fosdick Lecture on Preaching where Rev. Barbara Lundblad will address the topic “Shall the Christian Nationalists Win?” Join us at 10:00 am in Hoversten Chapel (livestream is also available). One of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s most well-known sermons is “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” He preached that sermon in 1922: would he preach it today? Would we? What are the loudest Christian voices in the United States? Let’s reclaim our voices for the sake of the Gospel!

Barbara Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching Emerita at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She received a B.A. in English from Augustana College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a D.D. from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and served 17 years as a parish pastor in New York City. She has been a campus pastor at Lehman College and New York University and has taught homiletics at several schools, including Yale Divinity School, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools. She also served as president of the Academy of Homiletics and in 2014 the Academy honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the author of two books, Transforming the Stone: Preaching through Resistance to Change (2001) and Marking Time: Preaching Biblical Stories in Present Tense (2007) which grew out of the Beecher Lectures she delivered at Yale Divinity School. In 2010 she received the YDS Alumni Award for Excellence in Theological Education. She is currently the editor of “Preaching Helps,” a regular feature of the journal Currents in Theology and Mission.
Following the lecture, please stay for chapel at 11:30 am to hear Rev. Lundblad preach.

Registration and more information

Register by Friday for Day at the Capitol

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What: 2024 Day at the Capitol
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (plus travel time to St. Paul by light rail)

Join us for Day at the Capitol 2024, where you can advocate for increased funding for education and other issues that matter to you. Your legislators need to hear from you about the Minnesota State Grant program and other causes that you care about.

What happens during Day at the Capitol?

You’ll attend a Minnesota State Grant advocacy and lobbying training with student advocates from Augsburg and other Minnesota private colleges. Then you’ll meet with legislators (we’ll make appointments for you in advance) and have lunch at the Capitol. The Minnesota Private College Council will host a Q&A session with public policy experts and policymakers and will provide everything you need to be a successful advocate. We will take the light rail from campus to and from the Capitol together. Plus, free lunch!

Have questions or need help? Email

Learn more and register for Day at the Capitol (choose February 28).

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